Prayer is always important - sometimes it's crucial. Now is a crucial time.
I keep a running prayer sheet of congregational needs, usually runs about a page. Today it's two and a half type pages, which is the highest it's ever been.
We have numerous cancer and other serious medical situations (10+) - a miscarriage and a birth - a short term missionary team to pray for - addiction situations - unemployment - needs for salvation - serious financial problems - marital situations - struggles with worry - serious spiritual issues - and many other needs.
Obviously this is not the format for specifics. Many of you are aware of a few of these situations. Will you covenant with me to pray for them at least daily? We need the Lord's touch.
(The elders and staff would also appreciate your prayer as we reach out to some of these needs.)
I'm confident He will answer, in His time, in His way, both inside and outside our expectations. He is good, and His mercy endures forever.